Florida police: Cocaine washing ashore due to Hurricane Dorian

Police in Florida said this week that cocaine has been washing ashore as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

USA Today reported that the spokeswoman for Melbourne, Fla., said that beachgoers initially thought a package of roughly one kilogram of cocaine found on a city beach was dynamite, because it was labeled in Spanish.

ADVERTISEMENT

“An officer was on patrol when someone said that they saw something suspicious,” spokeswoman Cheryl Mall said.

City police confirmed that other bricks of cocaine have been spotted on nearby beaches amid the storm, according to USA Today.

Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas this week and has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm as it bears down upon Florida and the southern Carolinas.

The storm is now set to make landfall in the U.S. Wednesday and Thursday.

At least seven people were killed in the Bahamas, where the storm stalled, causing massive flooding.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE tweeted that the U.S. was sending disaster relief crews to help the Bahamas deal with cleanup and rescue efforts.

"The U.S. may be getting a little bit lucky with respect to Hurricane Dorian, but please don’t let down your guard. As it heads up the coast, lots of very bad and unpredictable things can happen! On the other hand, the Bahamas have been devastated. We are sending crews to help!" he wrote.